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Free Visual Language Workshops Help Participants Decode Images and Their Sometimes Hidden Meanings

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015

Images may hold underlying messages – if you just know how to read them. The Toledo Museum of Art will help viewers learn to decode such messages with a new series of free visual language classes that begin Saturday, Nov. 7. The Museum offered similar classes in June, July and August and has brought the […]

Dance Rehearsals, Performances, Films and More Planned in Conjunction with Degas and the Dance Exhibition

Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

See ballet dancers rehearse on canvas, in sculptures and in person at the Toledo Museum of Art’s new exhibition Degas and the Dance, which is on view Oct. 15 through Jan. 10, 2016 And that’s just in Canaday Gallery. A film series about dance, life-drawing sessions with dancers as the models, and a lecture by […]

Masterworks of American Indian Art from Diker Collection on View Feb. 12-May 8, 2016 at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection, which celebrates the visionary creativity and technical mastery of native North American artists from tribes across the continent, will arrive at the Toledo Museum of Art on Feb. 12, 2016. The exhibition is a rare opportunity for the public to see such a large […]

November 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Continuing Exhibitions Degas and the Dance Oct. 15, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016, Canaday Gallery “People call me the painter of dancing girls,” Edgar Degas once told Paris art dealer Ambroise Vollard. “It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.” Indeed, in ballerinas Degas (1834-1917) […]

Toledo Community Foundation Grant Benefits TMA Art After School Program

Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2015

Toledo Community Foundation, Inc. has awarded a $20,000 grant to support the Art After School program at the Toledo Museum of Art. “We are deeply appreciative of the support this grant will provide to Art After School and the individual students who come to the Museum to take part in it,” said Brian Kennedy, director […]

Legacies of Degas and Toledo Ballet Celebrated with Special Exhibition at Toledo Museum of Art

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015

The lasting appeal and impact of ballet and a great Impressionist artist are celebrated in Degas and the Dance, a new Toledo Museum of Art exhibitionopening in October. In 1928 the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) made its first acquisition with endowed funds from its founder, Edward Drummond Libbey. It was a vibrant pastel of […]

Museum to Close Levis Galleries in Preparation for Special Exhibition, Eventual Renovation

Posted on Monday, September 21st, 2015

One of the best collections of 18th-century European painting, sculpture and decorative arts in an American museum will be on the move, but Toledo art lovers won’t have to travel far to see these treasures. The Toledo Museum of Art announced that today, Monday, Sept. 21, it will be closing its suite of galleries on […]

Toledo Museum of Art’s Fall Masters Series Includes a Smithsonian Leader, Degas Expert

Posted on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

This fall, two national museum leaders will take the Peristyle stage as part of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Masters Series. Johnnetta Cole, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art and a longtime educator and humanitarian, will speak on Oct. 8. Then on Dec. 10, George T.M. Shackelford, deputy director of the […]

Toledo Museum of Art Names New Director of Education and Engagement

Posted on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Michael Deetsch has been named the Emma Leah Bippus director of education and engagement by the Toledo Museum of Art. Deetsch joined the staff as assistant director of education in 2013 and became interim director of education when his predecessor, Kathy Danko-McGhee, left to devote full time to educational research. “As interim director Mike demonstrated solid leadership […]

October 2015 Toledo Museum of Art Program Highlights

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Exhibition Openings Degas and the Dance Oct. 15, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016, Canaday Gallery “People call me the painter of dancing girls,” Edgar Degas once told Paris art dealer Ambroise Vollard. “It has never occurred to them that my chief interest in dancers lies in rendering movement and painting pretty clothes.” Indeed, in ballerinas Degas (1834-1917) […]